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Utah! We Need Your Help with Securing Your Senators’ Support of the CASE Act!

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Senators Lee and Romney want to hear from Utah creators and small business owners. As you may know, the Senate Judiciary Committee has recently moved quickly on the CASE Act bill, and  has scheduled a mark-up meeting of the CASE Act bill (S. 1273) for Thursday, July 18th @10:00amET. According to information that ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, has received in discussions on Capitol Hill, Senator Lee (R-UT) specifically wants to hear from Utah creators/small...
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Join ASMP on Capitol Hill in Support of CASE Act – July 17th & 18th

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Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill. Join ASMP and other creators for July Advocacy ‘Fly-In’ scheduled this week – July 17th & 18th. 7.15.19 Editor’s Note: See schedule updates below. ASMP and its community of visual creator groups have pivoted CASE Act advocacy efforts towards the Senate this month and scheduled a rash of in-person and online advocacy activities, as the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) moves the CASE Act forward with a mark-up hearing…

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URGENT: Our Fight is On and We Need Your Help with CASE Act Advocacy Today!

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Don't let theft of your work continue to be the norm. We need your help to fight back NOW against the opposition being mounted publicly to derail the forward movement of the CASE Act through Congress.  Today, groups who don’t believe in copyright and the right of creators to profit fairly from their work have raised the same tired arguments about how the CASE Act will somehow stifle innovation and prevent free expression on the...
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CASE Act-ion #4: Time to Up Your Advocacy and Lobby the Senate Judiciary Committee

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© Max Taylor ASMP and its community of visual creator groups have pivoted CASE Act advocacy efforts towards the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) to secure additional support of the Senate CASE Act bill (S. 1273) among members of the SJC. So, while we have been urging members and non-member supporters to contact their Representatives, sign up to attend in district meetings, and thank the many House co-sponsors (and we don't want to stop the House...
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ASMP TALK: CASE Act and Copyright with Tom Kennedy and Jenna Close on July 9th

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Image: John Harrington Advocacy is a Verb at ASMP. Learn How and When to Take Action to Support the CASE Act. Join us at the upcoming ASMP Zoom Talk on Tuesday, July 9th @ 2:00pmET with ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, and former ASMP National Board Chair, Jenna Close, for a discussion about the current ASMP advocacy campaigns in support of the CASE Act and other related copyright issues. Tom and Jenna will bring you...
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ASMP Joins the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill for Hearing on Oversight of USCO

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Register Karyn Temple (center) with Blue Wave creators at House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing © John Harrington ASMP joined the Copyright Alliance, PPA, and other creator groups on the Hill for the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the United States Copyright Office (USCO). Register Karyn Temple addressed questions about copyright office modernization, registration and recordation, law and policy, and another topic of concern to ASMP members and other creators - Small Claims. View...
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Join the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill to Support CASE Act on June 26th

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Join ASMP and other creator groups for a Blue Wave on Capitol Hill in support of CASE Act on June 26th. We are looking for members in the DC, Maryland, Virginia, and metro regions who are willing to travel to Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for the CASE Act and join us at a Copyright Office hearing on Wednesday, June 26th.  Participating creators would be asked to sit in the audience at the hearing…

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Op-Ed: Why Creators Like Me Are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from ipwatchdog.com [by Jenna Close] “It is extremely uncomfortable and difficult to explain to a client that, while I own the copyright to the work I create specifically for their brand, in practice I have no way to pursue unauthorized use of that work.” ________________________ I have heard it said that a right without a remedy isn’t really a right. This saying completely and accurately sums up my experience with copyright infringement in the modern…

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Share Your Stories of Infringement with Congress

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Member Infringement Stories In responding to our CASE Act advocacy efforts, members of Congress want to hear from visual creators about infringement of their creative work. If you have had your work infringed, we invite you to share your story by submitting a one page statement about infringement of your work that ASMP can present to Representatives and their staffs in advocacy meetings. Please submit your one-page statement about the infringement of your work and…

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Kennedy and Klipper Brief Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) Staff on CASE Act

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ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper, ASMP copyright counsel, are on the Hill this week with other creator group representatives meeting with House and Senate staff. This photo was taken with Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) after meeting with Blumenthal’s Chief Counsel, Sam Simon, to brief him on benefits of the Senate’s CASE Act bill (S1273) for creators and small business owners. Additional meetings with Senators and Representatives are scheduled this week, with a Visual Group…

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